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  • Subject: Emigration & immigration
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    • Emancipation and Colonination

    • Clippings; Liberty; Slavery; Emigration & immigration; Wills;
    • Two newspaper articles, one reporting the rate to rent slaves in New Orleans and the other on Edward Curd, Sr. of Kentucky manumitting, after his death, 15 slaves, with the condition that 13 must emigrate to Liberia.
    • Angela LaRocca oral history interview [audio]

    • Cultural relations; Families; English language; Food; Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Language; Working class; Laborers; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods;
    • Ms Larocca is a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle, located in Southern Westchester County. She describes some of her earliest memories and experiences of growing up in New Rochelle, with emphasis focused on her family's Italian...
    • Unit 01-George Astrove's Family History

    • Emigration & immigration; English language; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans; Textile industry; Business & finance; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism;
    • He was born in Manhattan and lived in the Bronx, NY until he was five. His family moved to New Rochelle in 1935. He grew up in the Glenwood Lake area of New Rochelle (the Webster School neighborhood). He describes his neighborhood as "the...
    • Unit 01-Family Origin and Downtown New Rochelle in Early 20th Century

    • Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business districts; Business enterprises; Recreation; Beaches; Shopping; Commerce;
    • Her father emigrated from Russia and settled in NYC. Her parents moved to New Rochelle in 1907 and opened a custom tailor shop in New Rochelle. Mechanic Street was a bustling marketplace and most stores were open until 11:00 p.m. at night. She...
    • Minnie Leaf oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Family; Education; Business districts; Business enterprises; Recreation; Shopping; Commerce; Suburban life; War; Judaism;
    • Minnie Leaf, a life-long New Rochelle resident, tells of her parents' immigration to the United States from Russia. In addition to detailing her father's success in opening and maintaining a small business on Main Street in downtown New Rochelle,...
    • Murray Mendelsohn oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Religion; Religious education; Judaism; Depressions; Education; Educational facilities; Military organizations, War, War casualties; Business enterprises; Business districts; City planning;...
    • Murray Mendelsohn, a long time resident and local business owner in New Rochelle, talks in great detail about his memories of growing up in the City of New Rochelle, his enlistment into the Armed Forces during WWII, his recollection of military...
    • George Astrove oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism; World War, 1939-1945--United States--Social aspects; Business enterprises; Business districts; Education; Educational facilities; Military camps; Kidnappings; Homicides;
    • George Astrove, the son of Russian immigrant parents and a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle, talks about growing up in what he describes as an ideal suburban community that embraces diversity of religion and race. Although he was...
    • Unit 01-Family Origins and History

    • Emigration & immigration; Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; English language; Cultural relations; Families; Shopping; Farm produce
    • Memories of New Rochelle: Most of the stores on Main Street had stoops, or front porches. She references the St. Gabriel's School and its beautiful architecture. She also references stores such as Bloomingdale's and Ferguson's. Main Street had...
    • Unit 02-Immigrant Perspective on Living in the U.S.

    • Emigration & immigration; Immigrants; Holidays; Recreation; Ethnic stereotypes; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Families; Catholic Church; Alcoholism; Social life; Citizenship--United States;
    • She talks about how Mexican celebrations/holidays are still celebrated here in the United States by those who have migrated from Mexico to U.S. She talks about life in New Rochelle (social activities). Going to the park, the beach, the movies,...
    • Antonio Valencia oral history interview [audio]

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • Antonio Valencia is considered to be the 'grandfather' of Mexican immigrants in the lower Westchester County region of New Rochelle, NY; he was the first known Mexican immigrant to settle in New Rochelle. He spent the next several decades not only...
    • Valencia Unit 01 - Immigrating to the United States

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Catholicism;
    • He immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 1954. Prior to immigrating to the United States, he had been working in Mexico City for an insurance company. At the same time, a former mayor of New Rochelle, Mr Vergara, along with his wife,...
    • Valencia Unit 02 - Living in the United States

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • He talks about organizing Mexican Holidays/celebrations in the United States. He helped coordinate with the consellate in New YorK City and contributed to preparation of the annual parade on Fifth Ave. in Manhattan celebrating Mexican Independence...
    • Valencia Unit 03- Social Conscience within Mexican American Community

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Religion; Catholicism;
    • He mentions that he is a big fan of classical music, as well as Mariacchi. He notes that while living in New Rochelle, he spent much of his free time helping other immigrants deal with issues that were specific to their demographic (other recent...
    • Valencia Unit 04 - Looking Back on Becoming a Citizen of he United States

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Religion; Catholicism;
    • He reflects on how he ended up living in the United States. He atrributes some of his the circumstances surrounding his immigration story to living in America to good luck and happenstance, particularly meeting the Vergara Family through a mutual...
    • Unit 02-Family Story of Emigration to U.S.

    • Family; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Business district; Military organizations; Automobile driving; Physical conditions; Diseases;
    • He remembers that some of his graduating high school classmates of 1941 enlisted in the Armed Forces immediately following their graduation. City Hall was also located on Main Street, along with many bustling market stores on Main Street and...
    • Unit 03-Social Culture in New Rochelle/WWII Training and Deployment

    • Family; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Business districts; Economic social conditions; Depressions; Segregation; Civil rights; Military organizations; Judaism; War;
    • The original Temple Israel was just a small building. In the 1930's there was only a handful of community members that either were not members. He talks abot the difficult times associated with the Great Depression in New Rochelle during the time...
    • Unit 06--Memories of Isaac Young Junior High/High School

    • Family; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Business enterprises; Business districts; Educational facilities; Segregation; Busing (School integration);
    • He talks about his father's business on Main Street and how many of the shop owners were friendly with each other; the shop/business owners were of various ethnic backgrounds. He notes that New Rochelle as a community was relatively diverse and...
    • R. Harcourt Dodds oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Minorities; Racism; Education; Cultural relations; Civil rights; Human rights; Social justice
    • R. Harcourt Dodds, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY and an accomplished individual who spent many years working as District Attorney in New York City, talks about his African-American heritage, growing up in Harlem, being one of the first...
    • Unit 01-Harcourt's Childhood

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; War; Consumer rationing; Segregation; Racism;
    • Mr Dodds is an Attorney who has lived in New Rochelle with his wife and three children. He is an Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, Brooklyn. He graduated from Dartmouth and then went to Yale Law School. Both of his parents were...
    • Unit 01-Emigrating to U.S. from Mexico

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Language; Work ethic; Working class; Holidays; Social classes; Cultural relations; Citizenship; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education; Citizenship--United States; Convents; Nuns;
    • Marta Anaya talks about moving to U.S. from Mexico with her husband in 1981 to seek a better life. She talks about how her having friends from Mexico who lived in New Rochelle influenced her decision to move to New Rochelle. She talks about her...

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